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Love in the Time of Cholera (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Published: 1994-11
Paperback : 348 pages
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Set in an unnamed Caribbean seaport, Garcia Mrquez's extraordinary Love in the Time of Cholera (1988) relates one of literature's most remarkable stories of unrequited love. "This shining and heartbreaking novel," Thomas Pynchon wrote in The New York Times Book Review, is one of those few ...
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Set in an unnamed Caribbean seaport, Garcia Mrquez's extraordinary Love in the Time of Cholera (1988) relates one of literature's most remarkable stories of unrequited love. "This shining and heartbreaking novel," Thomas Pynchon wrote in The New York Times Book Review, is one of those few rare works "that can even return our worn souls to us."

Mary Wesley on Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera:

"This is the funniest, most moving book I have read and re-read. Each reading discovers fresh delights, a true classic. Garcia Marquez is the greatest South American writer who doesn't hesitate to write of the spiritual and mundane in the same paragraph."

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by nellysteele (see profile) 03/10/20

 
by fgfail (see profile) 04/22/15

 
  "Love int the time of cholera"by Felso (see profile) 05/04/13

 
  "Meandering story line typical of this era..."by janeburt (see profile) 04/23/12

This was a massively meandering story line, in my opinion, and I had difficulty working my way through it. Though entertaining at times, informative at times, frustrating at times, I have to admit that... (read more)

 
  "Love in the Time of Cholera"by jochaplin (see profile) 07/14/11

This was a book that could have been written in half the volume and been wonderful. Parts were very good, even funny, and really kept me interested, but so much was just tedious. While I can't say I disliked... (read more)

 
  "Love in the Time of Cholera"by scrappinheaven (see profile) 06/27/11

One of the most boring books I've ever read. It was full of unnecessary descriptions to the point of being page filler, yet the areas I thought needed more were skimmed over. I also found the use of first... (read more)

 
  "Love in the Time of Cholera"by mik-it-geek (see profile) 05/21/11

This book is whimsical and dramatic but it was so descriptive that it was a slow read. I am glad we read it (I still have to finish it). The writing is well done.

 
  "intriguing and romantic"by caralynn (see profile) 11/23/10

I found this book to be extremely descriptive and insightful. I could truly feel the ambiance throughout the entire story. Although it was difficult to start, once I started, it was a beautiful read.... (read more)

 
  "Not For Everyone"by dukegirl32 (see profile) 06/17/10

This book was either loved or hated. The prose is beautiful but dense and the story can be viewed as either romantic or pathetic.

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